New Town Apartment

Luxury self catering apartment in a quiet setting

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Our New Town self-catering apartment is a newly built, contemporary one bedroom apartment situated in a quiet cal-du-sac in the New Town area of Edinburgh.

Built in 2011, we chose this apartment for its quiet location, natural light and high spec finish.  Situated within easy walking distance of the city centre this apartment is ideal for those wanting to experience Edinburgh’s city centre but retreat to a quiet haven at night.

The apartment has a high spec finish throughout with oak flooring, underfloor heating in the shower room, integrated audio system, Wi-Fi, secure entry system and residents atrium area for sunny weather or the little private balcony off the lounge. The apartment is on the first floor and is accessed by a communal lift or stairs. All doorways are wide enough for a wheelchair so the apartment would be suited for guests with limited mobility.  Please call us to discuss your access needs.

The kitchen area is fully fitted with integrated fridge freezer, oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave.   Stocked with Raymond Blanc china and Viner’s cutlery.

There is a small supermarket (open 7.00 am to 10.00 pm daily) and an ATM on Dundas Street which can be accessed through the atrium and another apartment block. The New Town Deli on the corner of Henderson Row serves breakfast from 7.00 am as well as lunches to eat in or take away.   If you’re partial to fish and chips then the award-winning, 4 star, “Alba Dora” is just around the corner and the Cuckoo’s Bakery on Dundas Street serves a fantastic selection of cupcakes.

The taxi rank is also across the atrium, on Dundas Street as are the bus stops if you want to go further afield, or don’t fancy walking.

In 1995 the New Town of Edinburgh was classified as a UNESCO world heritage site and is home to an eclectic array of “Hidden Gems” from characterful cafes and restaurants, welcoming bars, art galleries, antique shops and a treasure trove of other little shops for visitors and locals alike to while away the hours.

If you’d like to convenience of staying the centre of our beautiful city, but enjoy a quiet night’s sleep and easy walking to all amenities then this is it.  The bedroom looks out on the communal atrium where you can sit out in the sunshine among the planted trees and shrubs if you wish.  If you’d prefer some privacy the apartment has a small balcony at the front which looks out onto Henderson Place.

Henderson Place is a quiet cul-de-sac, just off the bottom of Dundas Street which runs directly to the City Centre and George Street, Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street Gardens with the bustle larger shops, restaurants and pubs.

Five minutes walk:

The Water of Leith – Fed from the Pentland Hills, the Water of Leith runs from the South West of Edinburgh meandering is way through the city down to the Port of Leith.  Passing within a few hundred meters of the apartment it provides a pleasant leafy walk. This can take you by the Botanical Gardens, Stockbridge, the Dean Village, the Galleries of Modern Art and onwards to Port of Leith with its waterside restaurants, cafes and bars.

Botanical Gardens – This is a magnificent public garden, with free access.  Housing many different species of plants and trees from native to exotic providing colour all year round.  The Gardens also provide excellent restaurant and café facilities.

Stockbridge – At one time a small village, Stockbridge has been consumed by the spread of the city but it has managed to retain a village feel with its own bars, cafés, restaurants and shops centred around the old stock bridge.  Over the years artists, musicians, poets, writers and thespians have made the area their home including some of Edinburgh’s infamous historical personalities.

Ten Minutes Walk:

George Street – With its many upmarket shops, bars and restaurants.

St. Andrew’s Square & Multrees Walk – Designer shops such as Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Firetrap and many more have chosen to make this area there home.

Princes Street and the Gardens – Wonderful skyline view of the Old Town and Edinburgh Castle and “The Mound” with access to the Old Town. The newly refurbished Portrait Gallery is not to be missed.

Exiting the apartment through the atrium will take you onto Dundas Street. From here there are frequent buses or a taxi rank which will take you up to the city centre if you’d prefer.

The prices quoted are based on 2 people sharing.  The apartment has a sofa bed in the lounge so can sleep up to 4 people.  For more than 2 people there will be an additional charge which should be arranged prior to arrival.

If guests are staying for longer than one week, we will provide a change of linen, towels and a thorough clean of the apartment included in the price.

We encourage careful use of services (Gas and Electricity).  Included in the prices is an allowance for services, any usage above this allowance may be charged after departure at a standard no profit rate.

Period Midweek night Weekend night Weekly Minimum stay
Spring £120 £120 £720 2 nights
Summer £125 £125 £750 2 nights
Edinburgh Festival £170 £170 £1190 7 nights
Autumn £120 £120 £720 2 nights
Winter £120 £120 £720 2 nights
Christmas and New Year £170 £170 £1190 4 nights

These are our standard rates. Rates may change during these periods for specific occasions or events. Please check Online Booking for the exact rate and for any special offer rates.


A deposit of 50% of the total price will be taken on confirmation of booking. The remaining 50% of the charge will be taken 30 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy:

In the event that all or part of a booking is cancelled the following will apply:

Cancellation made after the booking is confirmed, the full deposit will be charged.

Cancellation within 30 days prior to arrival 100% of the full price will be charged.

In the event that we are able to rebook, cancelled accommodation a refund will be arranged, less an administration charge of £60.

We strongly advise that you arrange travel insurance in case of cancellation.

Additional charges.

Extra cleaning – Guests are asked to leave the apartment in a clean condition, remove rubbish and leave the place tidy. If, after departure, we have to spend additional time cleaning or laundering we will levy an additional charge commensurate with the time and costs involved.

Damages – A charge will be levied for any damage to the property, items within the apartment, linen or towels.

Services – Usage in excess of the allowed rate may be charged at a standard non-profit meter rate after departure.

This is a 1-bed apartment with a shower room and open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area.  Situated on the first floor of a quiet development the apartment can be accessed by stairs or a lift.  The apartment has wide doors suitable for wheelchair access however the bedroom and shower room have restricted floor areas.  Please contact us to discuss any requirements.  This is a non-smoking apartment.

The apartment is fully equipped with all items guest should need for a comfortable stay.


Queen size bed – high-quality pocket sprung mattress
Bedside chest of drawers
Bedside Lamps
Mirrored double wardrobe
Chest of drawers
Coat hangers

Bedroom – Linen:

Changed weekly or more frequently for longer stay guests.
100% high thread count Egyptian cotton bed sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers.
We can supply man-made pillows and duvet cover if requested in advance.


Free Wi-Fi
MP3 docking station – piped into lounge/kitchen area
Cable TV
DVD Player
Glass coffee table
Glass dining table
2 Dining/Lounge chairs
Selection of DVDs, books and games
Tourist Information maps and guides


Shower cubicle
Wash hand basin
Heated towel rail
Large mirror
Scottish Fine Soaps – Sea Kelp Range – soap, shower gel, shampoo, moisturising lotion


Changed weekly for longer stay periods
Per person:
Bath sheet
Hand towel
Towelling slippers
Bath mat

Mobile-phone signal:

The signal is strongest on the balcony and the window sills.

Kitchen Equipment:

Extractor fan
Electric kettle
Lasagne dishes and casserole
Pots, Pans and Frying pan
Wooden chopping board
Salad bowl and servers
Full range of kitchen utensils
Raymond Blanc fine china table setting for 4 people
Viners cutlery set of 6
Full range of glassware
Placemats and coasters

Kitchen – Food and beverage:

There is normally a small supply of items which are all fresh and checked before every let.
Ground Coffee,
Instant Coffee,
Olive Oil and Virgin Olive Oil,
Balsamic vinegar,
Tomato Ketchup,
Cooking salt,
Pepper and Salt Mills (stocked).


Kitchen roll
Toilet roll
Freezer containers
Vacuum cleaner
Ironing board
Cleaning products

The following is a list of some of Edinburgh’s most popular attractions.   Click of the titles for links to the attraction’s website.

Rabbie’s Tours of the Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rabbie’s are a multi-award-winning tour company providing small group tours of Scotland. They have tours departing 7 days a week and ranging from 1 to 6 days in duration.

National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland, Four sites each contains some of the best Scottish and international art in the world.  Entry is free although a charge may be made for special exhibitions.

Edinburgh Castle

Sitting high above Edinburgh on its volcanic rock the castle is Scotland’s number one paid attraction. Home to Scotland’s Crown Jewels, the National War Museum and the one 0’clock gun.

St Giles’ Cathedral

Standing half way down the Royal Mile the spire of St Giles’ Cathedral is one of the most recognizable features on Edinburgh’s skyline.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Without a doubt one of the finest public gardens in the world. 72 acres of peace and tranquillity.

National Museum of Scotland

A great day out for the whole family. With 36 galleries the museum displays over 20,000 objects.

Edinburgh Zoo

A fantastic family day out. Visit the giant pandas or come and see the famous penguin parade. Edinburgh Zoo has over 1000 animals, onsite restaurants and children’s play area as well as animal shows at various times throughout the day.

Edinburgh Bus Tours

A selection of open to bus tours providing great value for money with hop-on-hop-off tickets.

Our Dynamic Earth

Our Dynamic Earth takes you on a journey back through the history of our planet, great family fun.

Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre

Take a ride through a mock distillery to find out how the ‘water of life’ is made.

Royal Yacht Britannia

Now moored in Leith the Queens former Royal Yacht is now a museum giving visitors an insight into the Royal Family.

Palace of Holyroodhouse

The Queens official residence in Scotland. Take a tour around the palace and find out about Royal life and the palaces legendary former inhabitants.  Tickets bought from the Royal Collection Trust provide free re-entry for 12 months.

Museum of Childhood

Often referred to as the ‘noisiest museum in the world’ the Museum of Childhood is packed with toy from past and present. Children can see and learn about toys and games from the past and adults can take a trip down memory lane. A great way to spend a few hours. Entry is free.

The Real Mary King’s Close

A warren of hidden streets buried below the Royal Mile for hundreds of years. Take a guided tour and see where people lived, worked and died between the 17th and 19th centuries. Pre-booking is advised.

Scott Monument

Built to commemorate the Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott, this 200 ft high Victorian gothic monument stands at the west end of Princes Street Gardens. Climb the 287 steps and you will be rewarded with panoramic views over Edinburgh, the Lothians and across to Fife.

Online booking discount

Book direct with us through our website and receive a discount of £10 per night off the standard rate.

The offers listed on the page are single offers and can not be taken in conjunction with each other or any other offer.

Any discount or promo code provided via this website, any advertisement or social media site will not be valid for use on the following dates.

  • August 1st to 31st.
  • December 24th to 1st January inclusive.
  • Other dates may be excluded at our discretion through the year for specific events that will attract high demand.

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